The mother of Northwestern football player Rashidi Wheeler said Sunday she was enraged after viewing a video replay of the controversial practice in which her son died.
"The most appalling thing other than the sight of watching Rashidi suffer was that they continued the drill and showed no regard for him--for human life," said Linda Will, Wheeler's mother from her home in Ontario. "To them, it was business as usual and I'm enraged, I trusted them with my child. They apparently didn't think enough of him to stop the drill. What else can you think? They don't value human life."
Will described the video of the practice, to which she later forwarded to her attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr., as proof of negligence by university staff.
The tapes of the Aug. 3 workout, show the senior safety from La Verne Damien High wobbling and dropping to his hands and knees as he attempts to complete rigorous wind sprints.